Grain Elevators are all but gone on the Canadian Prairies, those that remain are being preserved by local historical societies etc. We just made a series of these for a client that gives them away as gifts. The elevators measure approximately 5 inches wide x 7 inches high.
We were fortunate many years ago to obtain Alberta Wheat Pool Stickers. The glass used for the elevator was Spectrums # 823.72 Teal Green.
For the Pioneer Elevator the glass used was Spectrum # 379.1S Light Orange and White Wispy. We had the white letter specifically made for the Pioneer Elevator.
We had the United Grain Grower symbol made and the glass for the Elevator was Spectrum # 307 Clear White Feather White.
The lettering on the Saskatchewan Pool Elevator is white and the glass used was Spectrum # 359.1 Red & White Wispy.
Flory required a gift for Alberta’s Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star earlier this year and one of his favourite flowers was the Alberta Rose. We reduced the size of our Alberta Rose and made it into a lapel pin. We then attached rare earth magnets to the back which are strong enough to hold the rose on lapels and can also be used as a fridge magnet.
The first photo shows the rose before having black patina and polish applied, and the last photo shows the completed Alberta Rose.
Design by Flory Wilkins
We were looking through our 1,000’s of older photos and came across this pair of Canada Geese in a circle pattern. Unfortunately this is the only photograph of the piece that we have. If memory serves us correctly the diameter of the piece was approximately 10 – 12 inches. With the return of spring, lots of Canada Geese make Alberta their home to raise their families in our lakes and sloughs.
On July 1st 2017 Canada will be celebrating it’s 150th birthday. We have taken our boxed Maple Leaf design which we increased in size along with the changing the box insert to reflect Canada’s 150th birthday.
We use a very pretty Uroboros Glass #00-621 – Red Orange with Yellow.
In 2010 we made this Alberta Mountain Circle panel. In the mountain we used Spectrum’s 6009-8CC Thunderhead Pearl Opal and Uroboros U-11-86 Blue/Green/Foam with Fracture Streamers. The foothills were made from Uroboros U65-145 LT. Brown, Emerald Green – Mystic – Green with streaks of Amber & White Opal.
Design by Flory & Bob Wilkins